Reflections and Statements

On this page, you will find reflections and statements from the Office of Public Affairs, as well as from individuals from the Bahá’í community who are sharing their own thoughts and reflections on various subjects, topics, and areas of interest.

Below you will find both OPA Reflections and Individual Reflections together, though if you want to just look at OPA Reflections or Individual Reflections, click on the drop-down menu above.

With the Commission on the Status of Women cancelled, how do we celebrate this International Women’s

So, I woke up this morning at 4am to catch the train to London, to catch the Tube, to catch a flight to New York. I have made this same trip at this time of year pretty much every year since 1995. It’s not to see the sights, take in a show or two, or even to visit friends. It is to go the meeting of the Commission on the Status Women, one of the most important, and oldest, agencies of the United Nations. Made up of governments, or States Parties, as they are known at the UN, CSW meets annually in New York to discuss the progress of women in every country and to set out the work plan for their advancement in the coming year. Over time this meeting has become the focal point for women and civi

"Sincerity is the foundation-stone of faith. That is, a religious individual must disregard his personal desires and seek in whatever way he can wholeheartedly to serve the public interest"

- 'Abdu'l-Bahá

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